Review: Text by Cambria Herbert

Posted 11/16/2013 by BCS Team in Book, Review /// 1 Comment ///


Review: Text by Cambria Herbert Title: Text
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: , #4
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: December 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
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One text can change everything.

Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true.

She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.

But Honor didn’t go down there alone.

She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.

Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country.

But a single text changes everything.

Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.

Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.

*This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.

REVIEW

Holy angst fest!!  This book was incredible!

Honour Calhoun never thought that the things she wrote about in her books would happen in real life. Not to her. So when she’s out one morning on a run, the last thing she expects to happen is for her to get attacked. But Honour isn’t going down without a fight. After putting up a decent fight, Honours assailant gets the upper hand. Dropping her down into the bottom of a hole in the middle of the woods, Honours attacker leaves her there, but little does he know that during their struggle, Honour manages to snag his cell phone before she’s left alone in the middle of the woods.

Fighting for a signal, Honour is surprised when a text comes through on the phone. With the sketchy signal, Honour finally manages to send out a response.

Imagine Nathan’s surprise when in the midst of a poker game he receives Honours text! As a US Marine, it is Nathan’s natural instinct to want to find, and save Honour. With little to no information about  where Honour is, or how to find her, Nathan sets out on his one man search team.

GOD I LOVED THIS DAMN BOOK!!! It was the first book I’ve read in a very long time that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! And by whole time, I literally mean, the WHOLE time! From start to finish I had to stop myself from turning the page, just to get to the next one. There were several times throughout this book where I had to go back and re-read pages because I had skimmed over them just to try and get to the end. This is definitely a book I’ll have to read again just because I’m almost positive I missed quite a bit!

I fell in love with Cambria’s characters. Despite everything that happens to her in this book, Honour manages to maintain a witty and highly entertaining attitude, and I love it! And god! Nathan! I love him! His quiet understanding of the trauma that Honour has endured, and his resilient determination to get them both out of harms way is absolutely admirable! Not to mention he’s a sexy ass Marine!

BOOK EXCERPT

Nathan flashed a grin in the darkness. I longed to see him in the light. I wanted to know the angles and planes of his face. I wanted to take in his features and truly see the man who had literally saved my life.

Nathan seemed oblivious to my thoughts as I watched him tidy up the first aid kit. Before he put it on the floor, he glanced at me. “Where else are you hurt?”

“I won’t be requiring any more Band-Aids,” I quipped.

He turned to look at me fully. His hand closed over mine and he gently took the flashlight from my grasp and clicked it off. “What about your ribs?”

“I don’t think you have anything in that kit for them.”

“Let me see them.”

“Wh-what?” My mouth ran dry. He wanted to look under my shirt?

“I want to see them.”

“That’s not really necessary—”

He studied me and then thrust his hand out in the space between us. “Hey, I’m Nathan Reed. It’s nice to meet you.”

I wanted to laugh. We were a little beyond a formal introduction. But it was fun (hey, you try being kidnapped and beaten and see what you consider fun), so I slid my hand into his. “I’m Honor.”

He held my hand a little longer than he needed to, his thumb brushing over the inside of my wrist. I caught myself right before I started purring like a cat.

That would have been hella embarrassing.

“I’m a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. My favorite color is green, and I like football.”

“What are you doing?” I asked, thoroughly charmed by him.

“Formally introducing myself so you’ll let me under your shirt.”

I laughed. “I usually don’t let men I just met under my shirt.”

“I’m irresistible.”

I smiled. “And so modest.”

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About Cambria Hebert

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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